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8 Foods That Fight Wrinkles
Nicolette M. Pace – NutriSource Inc
You’ve heard it a million times before: You are what you eat. And in regards to your skin, that old adage is especially true. “Good skin relies on an adequate supply of essential nutrients,” says certified nutritionist and dietician Nicolette Pace. “Some studies indicate that it is indeed possible to delay aging and get an improvement in skin condition by improving your diet.”
And improving your diet is as easy as adding certain key foods—foods that can help with everything from wrinkles to dark spots to sagging skin. Did we mention that they’re also delicious? You won’t believe how good fighting aging can taste.
Tomatoes are so much more than a pretty salad topping. They’re packed with vitamin C, which helps build collagen and, in turn, makes your skin look firmer and plumper. They also have lycopene, which protects your skin from UV damage and improves your vascular system. According to Pace, after six weeks of eating tomatoes regularly, all that extra circulation will give you a noticeable glow.
Blueberries and raspberries are Pace’s top picks. They contain flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins, probiotics, and tons of antioxidants. “They’re free-radical scavengers,” explains Pace. If you’re concerned with the effect your environment — anything from pollution to elements in your water — is having on your skin, add more berries to your diet. “They can even promote cell regeneration for new skin,” says Pace.
In order to keep your skin looking as young as possible for as long as possible, your cells need to regenerate correctly. (Cells that mutate can lead to everything from uneven pigmentation to cancer.) “Green tea has lots of antioxidant power, as well as a chemical call EGCG,” says Pace. “In multiple studies it was shown to help cells grow properly and maintain a healthy life cycle.”
Yogurt and Kefir
To fight redness and irritation, Pace recommends introducing foods with more probiotics, like yogurt, into your diet. “Skin-friendly bacteria in these foods condition your skin both inside and out,” she says. Look for natural, unprocessed products to get the highest concentration of living probiotics. Kefir is a cultured milk product that’s similar to yogurt, but has up to three times more probiotics than yogurt. You’ll find it in the dairy case where it’s often sold as a drink thanks to its thinner consistency. While medical researchers are still trying to figure out the link between gut bacteria and your skin, studies have shown that probiotics reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Problems like acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea may all improve.
If your skin is chronically dry, add foods that contain healthy fats to your diet — they’ll help moisturize your skin from the inside out. “Wild salmon is phenomenal for your skin,” says certified nutritionist Suzie Carpenter. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, one of the best fats for you. Other omega-rich fish include sardines and Atlantic Mackerel.
Nuts are another fantastic source of good fat. “It’s the omegas in the nuts that are so good for your skin,” says Carpenter. “Some nuts, like almonds, also have vitamin E.” They have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema. While walnuts contain the most omega-3s, all nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and pistachios, are good for your health when eaten in moderation. Instead of a handful of chips when you feel hungry, swap in a handful of mixed nuts to see the skin-smoothing benefits.
Like nuts and fish, avocados have a lot of good-for-you (and your skin) fats, but it doesn’t stop there — avocados are also high in glutathione. “Glutathione is incredibly anti-aging,” says Carpenter. “I often recommend [it] for detoxing.” By flushing toxins from your system, glutathione helps with acne and wrinkles, and it’s even been shown to slow the development of certain cancers.
If you’re craving something sweet, swap in honey for other types of sugar. “Honey is anti-viral, and it’s an antioxidant,” says Carpenter. “And even though it’s technically sugar, it doesn’t cause inflammation in your body and skin the way regular sugar does.” It’s so good for your skin, in fact, that you can even use it as a face mask.
About Nicolette M. Pace MS, RDN, CDE, CBC,CDN, CFCS, FAND
BIO: Nicolette founded NutriSource Inc. ( www.nutrisource.org ) in 2002 to provide high quality education, counseling, and nutrition services for a diverse community population. Prior to founding NutriSource Inc, she served as Director of Clinical Nutrition at the NYHQ/Silvercrest Center where she provided both administrative and direct care for sub-acute and chronically ill patients. Nicolette was a key member of performance improvement projects and as Chair of the Nutrition Committee; significant positive changes were made in the standard of care.
Nicolette has been featured in CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, the New York Times, Seventeen, Fitness, Men’s Journal, More, Dr. Oz, Everyday Health, AOL, IVillage, Health, Shape and other magazines. She is also a contributing writer for Minerva Place, as well as an adjunct professor of Nutrition at CUNY and Touro Colleges. She believes in emphasizing a holistic approach toward food, nutrition, and preventative healthcare.
What great things could you accomplish if you only received a BREAK?
Richard Battle – Award-Winning Author
The Free Dictionary by Farlex, defines break as a plea for someone to leave you alone, stop annoying you, or give you a concession or allowance.
Honoring my late friend and mentor, Lewis Timberlake and his speech “How to Get the Breaks in Life”
If any of us want a break in life, we only need to remember the five letters of B-R-E-A-K.
First, we need a BURNING DESIRE
- to achieve whatever our dream or goal
- pursue it relentlessly through adversity or storm.
- Sometimes we quit just before achieving the very thing we desire.
- Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, Mark Cuban, John Grisham, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison failed in efforts on their way to success?
Second, we need REVERSICO!
- Latin word that meant, “I flourish in adversity!”
- My experiences told in Unwelcome Opportunity and about the loss of my son in Surviving Grief by God’s Grace
- To succeed, we can’t be defined by those challenges, but how we responded to them.
Third, we need ENTHUSIASM!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson proclaimed, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm!”
- If we are not enthusiastic about our pursuit of a dream or goal, it will be almost impossible to weather the trials, disappointments, and setbacks in its attempt.
Fourth, we need a POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
- If you don’t positively believe you can accomplish something, you will fall short of the effort.
- A positive attitude will also infect those around you, and encourage people to support or join you in your effort. As Harvey Mackay said, “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”
- I can, I will, I did!
- Enables us to successfully employ all of the characteristics to achieve our objectives.
- World is changing at an increasing pace, which demands us to adapt to thrive going forward.
- The moment we discontinue our quest for knowledge and adapting to change, we sentence ourselves to a position that will diminish over time as rapidly as the amount of world knowledge increases.
All five of the characteristics forming the word BREAK have one thing in common. They all are dependent on us to achieve them instead of waiting for someone to give us something.
We are blessed to live in a country that provides us the liberty to live in the “pursuit of happiness” we define and desire at the pace we decide to travel.
The next time you feel a break will help you achieve your dream, remember what B-R-E-A-K signifies.
Excerpted from Navigating Life’s Journey: Common Sense in Chaotic Times
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Brandon Smith – Alternative Market Project
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